15 Bathroom Organization Ideas and Storage Hacks
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15 Bathroom Organization Ideas and Storage Hacks

Keeping a bathroom organized is no easy feat, but we’ve rounded up 15 of the best bathroom organization ideas and storage hacks to get you started on the right foot. From built-in cupboards to magnets and floating shelves, these clever ideas will transform your bathroom overnight.

15 Bathroom Organization Ideas and Storage Hacks

1. Use a Wine Rack to Store Towels

If you don’t have a dedicated linen closet, use a wine rack to keep extra towels neatly organized and within easy reach. You can find racks of all sizes and styles, so look for one that will match your personality and meet your needs.

Just make sure that the slots are big enough to hold your towels. You can also find racks in similar styles that are specially designed for towels.

Best of all, this storage hack is so affordable. You can find racks for less than $20!

2. Use Hanging Storage Pockets for Small Items

We love clever bathroom organization ideas like this one that don’t take up a lot of space. Hang a few plastic storage pouches under your vanity mirror (or wherever) and you instantly have storage space for makeup, toothpaste or other personal care items.

These storage pockets hang from adhesive-backed hooks, which makes it a perfect idea for renters or anyone who doesn’t want to put more holes in their walls.

3. Use Drawer Organizers to Keep Small Items Tidy

Drawers are great for storing makeup, shaving products and other personal care items. But things can quickly get messy and disorganized if you toss everything in there at once. No one has time to rummage through drawers to find what they need.

Drawer organizers solve this problem by giving you neat little compartments to store all of your items. Organizers are a great way to keep more items off of your counters for a neater and tidier bathroom.

4. Use Storage Bins to Get Your Cabinets Organized

Cabinets are one of the messiest places in a bathroom, and that’s because bath and personal care products are usually small and oddly shaped. Storage bins can help keep everything neat and organized.

Look for bins that pull out like drawers for easy access to your items without having to move things around.

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5. Use a Lazy Susan to Organize Essentials

If you’re looking for bathroom organization ideas for deep cabinets, a lazy Susan is a great place to start.

A lazy Susan will make it easy to reach items that you keep stored on the back of the shelf. Some have different compartments, which makes it even easier to keep your items organized. Group like items together, so you can quickly find what you need when you need it.

6. Install a Built-in Cupboard

If you’re short on cabinet or closet space in your bathroom, install a built-in cupboard to keep things organized. You can store cleaning supplies, hair tools, cotton swabs, beauty items, toilet paper and more in this space.

Consider building taller shelves on the bottom of the case to store taller items. 

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7. Add an Over-the-Door Organizer

An over-the-door organizer is a smart way to keep items organized and out of sight, especially if you have a closet door in your bathroom. You can store all kinds of essentials in your organizer, including:

  • Travel items
  • Lotions and soaps
  • Hair care products
  • Medicines
  • First aid items
  • Beauty products
  • Towels

Before buying your organizer, make a list of the items you want to store in it. This way, you can find an organizer that’s the right size and can hold all of the weight of your items.

8. Use Baskets to Organize Your Linen Closet

Keeping a linen closet organized can be challenging, but storage baskets can help. Deep baskets can hold towels, sheets, pillowcases and more. They keep all of these items neatly tucked away and out of sight while still keeping them easily accessible.

You can use rope storage baskets, which are a little more flexible, or you can stick with traditional hand-woven baskets.

You can keep some towels and blankets folded on the shelves if you prefer. But baskets are a great way to keep sheet sets together and make everything easily accessible.

9. Hang Spice Racks on the Wall to Keep Items Off of the Counter

The best bathroom organization ideas help you get rid of counter clutter, and that’s exactly what you’ll be doing with this organization hack.

Hang a few spice racks on the wall, and use them to store the items you normally keep on the counter, like:

  • Hair care products
  • Skin care items
  • Shaving or beard products

This hack is a great way to make use of wall space and leave your counters clean and tidy. Plus, it keeps all of your essentials within easy reach.

10. Use a Magnet to Organize Your Bobby Pins

As useful as they are, bobby pins can be a pain to organize. Unless you keep them in a box, they just wind up everywhere. But here’s a storage hack that will make your life easier – magnetic tape.

Apply a strip of magnetic tape to the inside of a drawer or cabinet door to keep your bobby pins organized and in one place. Because the tape is magnetic, you don’t have to worry about your hair pins getting lost or stuck at the bottom of the drawer.

11. Hang a Shelf Above the Door for Extra Storage Space

Need some extra storage space? Hang a shelf above the bathroom door. The wall space above the door is one of the most underutilized, but it can help you keep things up and out of the way, like:

  • Extra towels
  • Rolls of toilet paper
  • Extra hair products or personal care items

If you want a more uniform look, go with a shelf that matches the color of your door frame. It will look like a custom built-in and blend right in with the rest of your decor.

Take the time to measure the width of your door before buying your shelf and choose a size that’s just slightly wider than the frame.

12. Hang Floating Shelves for Extra Storage

One simple way to add storage to your bathroom or keep things organized is to hang floating shelves on the wall. Shelves will give you some extra space to store towels, cotton swabs, toilet paper rolls and other items. You can even use them to display a few décor items.

You can find floating shelves of all sizes and styles, so even if you have a small bathroom, there’s a shelf solution for you. Corner shelves are another great option if you don’t have much open wall space.

13. Use Mason Jars to Store Brushes, Cotton Balls and More

If you want to add some farmhouse charm to your bathroom, use mason jars to store items like makeup brushes or cotton swabs.

To keep your jars up off of the counter, attach them to a rustic wood board. This is a super simple DIY project that you can finish in an afternoon. Here’s a great tutorial to follow:

One advantage of making your own organizer is that you can make it as big or small as you want. For example, you can make it horizontal or vertical, or you can add more jars if you need more space. The possibilities are endless when you go the DIY route.

But if you’re not a big fan of DIY projects, you can purchase a mason jar organizer that’s already made.

14. Use a Cabinet Door Organizer to Keep Hair Tools Tidy

Hair styling tools can be a pain to organize, especially if you have multiple tools. One simple way to keep everything tidy is with an over-the-door organizer for cabinets.

Look for ones that are specially designed for hair tools and have adjustable heights. Adjustability will ensure that your organizer fits in your cabinet. Some organizers also have hooks for keeping cords tidy and space to store brushes and other styling tools.

Consider what kind of storage you’ll need, and look for an organizer that will meet your needs.

15. Add a Storage Tower Near the Toilet for Essentials

This is one of those bathroom organization ideas we wish we had thought of sooner. If you have space on either side of your toilet, grab a small storage tower, place it next to the toilet, and start filling it with essentials, like:

  • Feminine care products
  • Extra rolls of toilet paper
  • In-bowl toilet cleaners
  • Whatever else you want

You can even add a plant to give your space a nature-inspired vibe. You can store these items in jars to keep them hidden and within easy reach.

These 15 bathroom organization ideas will keep your space tidy and clutter-free. Use one or all of them to make your space organized and extra tidy.

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